Ryan Estis

Ryan Estis

Speaker: Ryan Estis

Strategy and Innovation Thought Leader, Agent of Change and Business Performance Expert


  • Passion On Purpose- Turning Corporate Culture Into a Competitive Advantage
  • Next Level Leadership- Managing Breakthrough Performance in the New Economy
  • The Brand Experience- Accelerating Business Growth Through Remarkable Experiences
  • The Communication Revolution- Driving Growth Through Social Business
  • Unleash Your Inner Superhero- Keys to Achieving Breakthrough Performance
  • Rock Star Selling- Selling Value in the New Economy

Ryan Estis is a business performance expert helping companies, leaders, sellers, and individual contributors embrace change, accelerate growth, and achieve breakthrough performance in the new economy. The former chief strategy officer for McCann-Erickson, he was recently recognized as one of the best keynote speakers in America by Meetings & Conventions magazine alongside Tony Robbins, Bill Gates, Mike Ditka, and Marcus Buckingham.

Estis is a faculty member for The Institute for Management Studies, a senior associate with Employer Brand International, an advisory member on the SmartBrief Workforce Council, and a certified human capital strategist. His work has been featured in ERE.net, Workforce Management magazine, HR Professional magazine, HR Times, SHRM, Business News Network, and Crain’s Chicago Business.

Estis’ growing training and development organization, Ryan Estis & Associates, offers interactive and energetic keynotes, seminars, and online courses that provide actionable content designed to elevate performance. Customized curricula teach audiences about emerging trends and provide case studies on corporate culture, communication, collaboration, client acquisition, brand ambassadorship, leadership, change, and preparing to thrive in the ultracompetitive, hyper-connected business environment we now know as the “new normal.” Ryan Estis & Associates works with leading companies to help them achieve the next level of breakthrough performance. Ryan Estis has worked with AT&T, Mayo Clinic, CDW, Cabela’s, Giant Eagle, Hewitt, Microsoft, Medtronic, Equifax, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Passion On Purpose- Turning Corporate Culture Into a Competitive Advantage

This keynote reviews how to cultivate a high-engagement, high-performance work culture. As we prepare for the next growth cycle in business, leaders need to understand the needs and expectations of the modern workforce. Ryan pushes back on conventional thinking with new research and case studies from category-leading companies that succeed at maximizing human potential and elevating performance.

To win in today’s market, you need a healthy organization: tuned-in employees, authentic leadership, open communication and trust. Leaders are called to cultivate the kind of workplace where people come first and performance and profit follow.

Most organizations leave too many opportunities on the table and waste a huge amount of their people’s potential. This keynote offers practical advice to help you reverse that trend.

After this keynote, audiences and organizations will understands what it takes to elevate engagement, unleash human potential and compete to win in the new world of work.

Next Level Leadership- Managing Breakthrough Performance in the New Economy 

This keynote prepares leaders to thrive in today’s increasingly connected, competitive business environment. Ryan challenges conventional leadership practices and explores progressive techniques and technology that pace with the evolving needs of today’s knowledge worker.

As our workforce and customers evolve, the approach to effective leadership also needs to transform. Traditional command and control leadership is giving way to a more connected, collaborative and flexible approach to managing people and performance.

This interactive keynote delivers new ideas, information and actionable insights that leaders can leverage immediately to drive productivity and performance.

The outcome of this keynote will be leaders who are prepared to capture employee commitment, elevate productivity and performance and drive business growth.

The Brand Experience- Accelerating Business Growth Through Remarkable Experiences

This keynote focuses on how you can elevate the relationships you have with your most important stakeholders: your customers. Ryan teaches organizations how to create remarkable experiences and earn customers for life.

Customer expectations have changed. For buyers, an alternative choice is usually just a click away. Today, customers want an experience, and the best brands step up and deliver, consistently. This keynote examines how category-leading companies start with their people, aligning employees around a common mission and empowering them to create memorable customer experiences.

Ryan explores current trends and shares standout customer stories from his portfolio of case studies. He will demonstrate how technology and social connectedness are influencing consumers’ thinking and changing the way we engage with a brand. He helps participants shift their thinking and emerge with new ideas about both customer and employee relationships that will impact the business.

The outcome of this keynote will be an audience prepared to capture employee commitment and customer loyalty to drive business growth.

The Communication Revolution- Driving Growth Through Social Business

The world of work is changing. This keynote explores the ongoing evolution in how we connect, communicate and collaborate to accomplish meaningful work. Global, economic, generational and technological changes have left us with new expectations about how work should happen. As a result, the traditional approach to workplace productivity and performance isn’t working.

This keynote examines how progressive companies are staying ahead of the competition and responding to these changes by making their business more social. Ryan prepares participants to leverage the social revolution and get connected to compete in the new world of work.

The outcome of this keynote will be an audience that understands the implications of new media and the benefits of embracing social business.

Unleash Your Inner Superhero- Keys to Achieving Breakthrough Performance

This keynote helps attendees tap into their deep reservoir of potential and unleash their unique capability into the world. Ryan helps people see new opportunity through techniques that remove the barriers of fear, doubt and uncertainty that threaten to inhibit performance.

This important message introduces key insights about productivity and performance. Ryan coaches the audience through embracing change to achieve more meaning, mastery and momentum in their work life. He introduces several real-life superheroes, examples of the incredible results you can expect when you embrace your own potential.

The keynote serves as a call to action for those who are looking for fulfillment from their work and are determined to achieve their full potential. Participants will emerge better prepared to become their very best and achieve their next big, breakthrough moment.

The outcome of this keynote will be an audience inspired to take action and become the very best version of themselves.

Rock Star Selling- Selling Value in the New Economy

This high-impact keynote examines the dramatic evolution in professional sales. Ryan, a former chief sales officer, dissects how the best sales organizations are meeting the expectations of more sophisticated and demanding customers.

This keynote can easily align with an existing sales methodology and demonstrates how an entirely new set of sales competencies are required to compete and win business in complex and competitive sales engagements. Ryan explores proven habits of today’s top producers. He challenges conventional sales wisdom and offers the audience practical ideas they can immediately leverage to drive business growth.

Earning attention, opportunity and partnership with today’s customer requires a sophisticated sales strategy. Ryan inspires sales organizations to work toward a new seller competency with a focus on category expertise and consultative skills.

The outcome of this keynote will be a sales organization more prepared to compete and win business in competitive and complex sales engagements.


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